ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announces it has acquired B Safe Security. Through this acquisition, Pye-Barker begins servicing clients in Delaware and New Jersey and strengthens its presence in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., B Safe Security installs, services, inspects and provides 24/7/365 monitoring of security alarms, fire alarms, access control, and video surveillance systems for commercial and multi-location businesses, school campuses and multi-unit properties.
The company began in 1978 when founder Philip Gardner built a security system for his parents after their home was burglarized. He then went on to help friends and family feel safe in this same way. Today, Gardner and the B Safe team are said to be providing cutting-edge security solutions to the Mid-Atlantic Region.
“It’s always been important to me to provide quality solutions and superior customer service in protecting our neighborhoods,” says Gardner. “It’s an honor when you’re approached to join the Pye-Barker family, because those are the same principles that they stand for.”
B Safe’s leadership team and security professionals will continue to service new and existing customers.
“Philip Gardner is a great ambassador of our industry and has built a solid reputation of quality service and company culture,” says Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. “We’re honored to be trusted with his vision and excited to work alongside him and his team.”
Barry Epstein, president of Vertex Capital, served as the sole advisor to B Safe Security in the transaction. “Philip Gardner did a tremendous job building a multi-state operation. Geographically, this gives Pye Barker an instantly large east coast presence,” Epstein adds.
B Safe received recognition last year as a runner-up to the Police Dispatch Quality Award and as an SSI Installer of the Year. The company brought home the 2021 SAMMY Award for Best Overall Marketing Program (Small to Midsize Company).